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MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the November 2021 Contest

Problem A

Imps
East-West vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q J 8 6 Q 10 A Q 2 8 6 3 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 2 Double*Pass
?

*BWS: three spades

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 NT1001127
3 90951
2 80817
Pass1001
3 004
3 001
else000
Problem B

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

J 3 K Q 4 A 9 6 2 10 6 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NTPass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001112
3 NT90855
3 80715
3 60212
6 3000
3 2002
5 1000
4 002
4 NT001
else001
Problem C

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K 7 J 8 7 2 A 7 6 4 J 8 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 Pass1 Pass
1 NTPass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001627
4 90412
4 9012
5 80419
4 7012
3 7010
3 6011
6 1000
3 NT0033
Pass002
else002
Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

5 4 A K Q J 7 5 Q J 9 6 A
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass2 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001259
4 80412
4 8044
3 7010
3 60415
2 5027
4 NT4012
6 1000
3 001
else000
Problem E

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A A Q 9 8 3 A 10 6 2 J 10 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 Pass1 Pass
2 Pass3 Pass
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001031
3 NT901029
4 70413
3 6015
Pass50213
4 5011
5 1007
else001
Problem F

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

3 2 A J 2 6 4 3 K J 10 6 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 1 1
?*

*BWS: double = clubs with heart tolerance

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001255
2 90915
Double70423
2 6032
3 3003
3 1000
2 002
else000
Problem G

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 9 8 3 A K 7 4 2 6 4 3
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——1 Pass3 *
?

*preemptive

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
4 1001648
Double90930
3 6019
3 6018
Pass3015
4 001
else000
Problem H

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 6 5 4 2 6 A Q 8 2 7 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1
1 2 2 4
PassPassPass

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
A1001157
490819
79035
59014
67026
27012
47011
57000
66016
else000
MSC CONTEST

These are the scores that were assigned to the problems, as well as the number of votes each solution received from our expert panel, and the approximate percentage of solvers' answers.

See the November issue of The Bridge World to read the panel's in-depth discussion of these contest problems—see how each expert answered and learn how they came to their decisions.